what I wore : cats, squirrels and cameras! oh my! - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : cats, squirrels and cameras! oh my!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

 details 
collared shirt - Romwe (last year)
necklace - c/o Erica Bello Jewelry
rings -  poison ring via eBay, stacking rings via Birka Scandinavian
tooth ring via Hello Holiday
shoes - c/o Le Bunny Bleu
socks - Target (similar)
iPhone case - c/o The Case of Mr. Pelham
camera strap - Amazon
camera bag - Jo Totes

This is one of my attempts at wearing jeans and feeling like I actually took time to put myself together. Like I mentioned in a previous outfit post when I wear jeans I feel kind of lazy and not put together. I should clarify that I don't think jeans look lazy, I'm totally jealous how great some people can put together a killer outfit with jeans. But it's just not me. Jeans for me are for hiking, some lazy nights grocery shopping and reeeeeeal cold days. 

I realized my issue was I didn't have any great tops. I have tons of awesome shirts, but they're ones I have to tuck in to something. I have a slightly longer than average torso and a preference for longish shirts so finding ones that are long enough for me is kind of a pain. This sweatshirt is purrrrfect! (sorry, I had to!), the length is exactly what I was looking for. It's adorable and I'm able to add even more cuteness with a button up shirt underneath. I don't know, this might be old news for most people who know how to dress themselves. Buuut I'm stoked with this start to wearing jeans more often and feeling good about it.

Hope you're having a great Thursday.
xoxo

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41 thoughts

  1. This is just chock-full of WIN. That cat sweatshirt is fantastic and my squirrel-obsessed friend would kill for your phone case. AWESOME!

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  2. I love the way you manage to always add so many layers and awesome elements to all of your outfits!

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    1. you nailed it :you look very well put together in jeans and cuteeee kitty sweatshirt <3

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  3. This is such a lovely outfit! All your outfits are always put together so well :) I'm very jealous of your style!

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  4. In love with that camera bag and your shoes!

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  5. This is really cute! I love wearing collared shirts underneath sweaters or shirts and the pattern on your collared shirt is great! I need to try more patterns. :) Also loving the shoes and your gradient nails. Lots of win in my book!!

    xoxo
    Melyssa
    http://thenectarcollective.com/

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  6. Ah your nails are gorgeous - got to try it myself!
    Sophie
    x

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  7. i have the same camera strap but in maroon! got it for a deal on The Plaid Barn, love it :)

    xo,
    aimstar

    aimstar-thrives.blogspot.com

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  8. This sweatshirt is THE BEST. Super cute :)

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  9. Super cute outfit and hair but the title says squirrels.........did I miss the squirrels in the post?? :-)

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    1. the phone case is covered in tiny squirrels.
      :)

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  10. that jumper is the cutest! x

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  11. I feel the exact way about wearing jeans.

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  12. Aww what an adorable outfit. I love that delicate little necklace. I always admire how you put outfits together!!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  13. this is a great outfit, as always! How are you like your pentax? I have been thinking about getting one. I actually just got that exact camera strap too!

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    1. I'm LOVING it. I waited so long to buy it before I finally made up my mind and what a waste of time that was. I absolutely love it.

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  14. It's amazing, how you always have adorables little touches in all your outfits! And you don't look lazy with jeans, actually I think you look amazing. Perhaps you should try another type of models of jeans

    Kisses

    Sofia G

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  15. I think you look adorable in jeans! But I have a similar issue. I always feel like I look blah when I wear jeans. Also, I feel like I put wayyyyy more effort into my outfit if I wear jeans..and it never looks as good as a thrown together outfit with a dress or skirt does.

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    1. Yes, totally! I can throw together a skirt or dress outfit super easily but getting dressed with jeans is rough!

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  16. Well, you're off to a good start! The transition between your shoes, socks, and cuffed jeans is perfection; I can NEVER figure out how to make wearing socks that are visible with jeans look good. You knocked it out of the park!

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  17. i think you look super cute. i love your sweatshirt & the necklace. love all the little details. ( :

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  18. You look so cute in jeans!! Hey, you're great at putting together outfits, I think you're just thinking too hard about it :) I love the sweatshirt!!

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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  19. You look so cute, love everything about this outfit!

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  20. My favorite parts of your outfit is the necklace, cat sweater, and shoes! I'd wear all of this.

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  21. That jumper is adorable! Shame it isn't a pug one as my pup might get jealous :)

    Michelle

    Under The Cherry Rainbow

    Shop: Jelly Button
    Shop: Cherry Rainbow

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  22. But... you're always so put together! You may be over-thinking it. :) A good trick for jeans is going with a dark solid- it's a little more polishes. And ever thought of doing the over-done tuck-skinnies-into-boots look? I live in it because it's just so darn easy. Cheers. X)

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  23. Your outfit is super cute with jeans! I definitely feel the same way, I always feel super not put together when I wear jeans!
    http://teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com/

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  24. I love this outfit! And I think you put together a great look with the jeans and kitty sweater. ^_^ Personally, I love to look at dresses, but feel much more comfortable in pants. Unfortunately I have the kind of thighs that rub together and get a rash if I wear dresses - unless I wear some shorts underneath, which kind of feels like cheating. I'd like to try tights and leggings, but it's hard to find them in my size. Keep up with these adorable outfits Miss Squid!

    - Sasha
    www.bohemianfaerie.com

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  25. I too feel that way in jeans! In dresses and skirts I just feel so much more put together. Pants are reserved for chilly days and days I'm not really feeling it.

    thelacunastitch.blogspot.com

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  26. I love this entire look! I have to admit, I have the same struggle with jeans. I have been trying really hard as of late to figure out how to dress up jeans without feeling lazy and underdressed. It's been a struggle. You pulled it off perfectly, I love the sweater/Oxford combo, it gives it a sporty but dress look! :-)


    Xoxo
    Heather
    Http://sweetsymphonyfashion.wordpress.com/

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  27. Your hair colour is amazing! And I love how you've done your nails :)

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  28. Your teeth look great! Aren't you happy to have braces off!? I love the cat sweater to death, i need one myself now!

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  29. Your hair is so cool!

    xx
    www.naturally-christina.blogspot.com

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  30. How super cute. Everything about this outfit is so laid back and comfortable looking, perfect for adventures on a chilly day!

    http://www.whyyesdeer.blogspot.com

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  31. That sweatshirt is adorable! You pull of jeans so well. :)

    I also really love your camera strap - the polka dots are perfect!
    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  32. I LOVE that sweatshirt!! And jeans look great on you!!

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